Here is the latest housing trends newsletter! It is designed with national and local housing information that I hope you find useful. Whether you’re in the market for a home, thinking about selling your home, or just interested in homeowner issues in general, I think you’ll find some great resources here. Click here to view the full newsletter.
National market update
WASHINGTON (February 23, 2015) – Existing-home sales declined in January to their lowest rate in nine months, but the pace was higher than a year ago for the fourth straight month, according to the National Association of Realtors®. All major regions experienced declines in January, with the Northeast and West seeing the largest. Read more
WASHINGTON (February 11, 2015) – The majority of metropolitan areas experienced steady but slightly stronger price growth in the fourth quarter of 2014, behind a decline in housing supply and an uptick in demand fueled by lower interest rates and a stronger job market, according to the latest quarterly report by the National Association of Realtors®. Read more
National economic indicators
The homeownership rate in the fourth quarter 2014 was 64.0 percent, down 1.2 (+/- 0.4) percentage points from the fourth quarter 2013 rate of 65.2 percent. The homeownership rates in the Northeast, Midwest and South were lower than the rates in the fourth quarter 2013, while the rate in the West was not statistically different from the rate a year ago.
New home sales
Sales of new single-family houses in January 2015 were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 481,000. This is 0.2 percent (+/- 22.2%)* below the revised December 2014 estimate of 482,000.
Source: U.S. CENSUS BUREAU
Regional market updates
Click on the links below to view data from two different industry sources. Choose information on local prices & state sales from any of 150 metropolitan housing markets prepared by the National Association of REALTORS® or information on sales & price activity from local area markets in 25 states.
Existing Home Statistics
View statistics based on national data, regional data and data gathered from 159 cities & metropolitan areas.
- Housing Affordability Index
- National Existing Home Sales
- National Sales Price of Existing Homes
- Single-family Home Prices
- Condo/Co-op Prices
- Existing Home Sales
- Sales Price of Existing Homes
- Existing Single Family Home Sales
- Sales Price of Existing Single-Family Homes
- Existing Condo/Co-op Sales
- Sales Price of Existing Condo/Co-op Homes
Source: NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®.
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Consumer tips & hot properties
Realtor.com’s monthly housing report reveals a national market struggling to balance supply and demand—but with four bright spots. Read more
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